Sahith Theegala’s father roars on his son to emotional first PGA Tour title at Fortinet Championship in California

by Joanne Miller

Sahith Theegala, a California-born golfer of Indian heritage, celebrated his first PGA Tour victory at the 2023 Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. Theegala, 25, finished with a four-under 68 to secure a two-shot victory, finishing 21-under overall. Theegala’s triumph had a home from home vibe as over 35 friends and family members cheered him on from the sidelines. His father, Muralidhar Theegala, played a crucial role in supporting his son’s dreams of a professional golf career. In a poignant moment, Theegala made a beeline for his parents after securing the victory, expressing his pride in his son’s achievement. Theegala’s win is another milestone for athletes of Indian heritage, as he joins a growing list of Indian athletes excelling in various sports.

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